In Memory of

Noel Gordon Messerole

September 3, 1962 - July 31, 2021
From: Wellington, FL | Originally: Cherokee, IA

Noel Gordon Messerole, beloved husband, father, and “Bumpa” passed away on July 31st 2021, at the age of 58, in his hometown of Cherokee, Iowa. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years, showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile, and Great Spirit. Despite the pain, Noel never let his health be a reason to miss life’s adventures, and remained strong until the end.

His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School. After his retirement he moved to Florida with the intention to work on his tan and improve his Golfing skills. 

Noel was a comedian who had no boundaries between his sarcasm and sense of humor. He kept people rolling in laughter because he could find humor in the most mundane life circumstances. His recent hobbies included flirting with his nurses and buying random stuff from late-night infomercials.

Noel proudly served in the marines, and spent his entire career in the meat industry, working for companies like IBP, Smithfield and Tyson Foods. His work ethics and leadership earned him the respect of many colleagues in the industry, however, his greatest accomplishment in life, as he would say, were his five kids.

Noel had a passionate love affair with candies, and anything dipped in peanut butter. Although he dealt with health issues, it did not stop him from living a plentiful life. He traveled wherever he wanted to travel, joke inappropriately at every chance, bought whatever he wanted to buy, and sang Karaoke every opportunity he had. He was the happiest when surrounded by his family and never missed a cocktail hour. We will definitely miss his colorful language, dirty jokes, and most of the all, stories of the pranks he pulled during his life. 

An Elvis collector, and a loyal Hawkeye’s fan, he died peacefully knowing well that this season the Hawks will beat Nebraska.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Sheryl Messerole, and sister Jonna Galvin.

He is survived by his wife, Tatiana Messerole; Noel was a proud father and will be amorously remembered by his five children, Alesa, Jenna, Kyle, Paige (Jameson Carnahan), and Renee; nine grandchildren, Alex, Gracie, Chloe, Aubrey, Riley, Austin, Allyson, Shawn Jr. and Kylie, brother, Joel Messerole of Cherokee, IA, and sister, Melissa Messerole of Monet, MO; and several very close cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 7, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Daniel Rupp
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Friday, with family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Maryhill Visitation Cemetery
Rural Cherokee, Iowa


Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 12:29 PM
“I am so very sorry for your loss Tatiana. Please know that you & your entire family are in my thoughts & my prayers. May God grant you strength & serenity during this difficult time. ”
- Jennifer Rubio
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 9:59 AM
“My condolences to all of the Messerole families. Many memories of Noel in school. Sending hugs and prayers. ”
- Janet Beazley
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 9:59 AM
“Saying goodby is so hard! Love you Goobie!

- Jodi Messerole
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 9:59 AM
“Sorry to hear about Noel. Great memories at Willow, car pooling, walking beans, etc. Noel had a great sense of humor, was funny and a prankster. Always upbeat, positive, and in a good mood. My condolences to the entire Messerole family. ”
- Duke Escue
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 9:59 AM
“Fly high Noel!
Deepest condolences.”
- Vicki Hoftender
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 9:59 AM
“There are no words...I pray that you find strength in his love and memories”
- Christina Morales
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 9:59 AM
“To all the Messerole families, I am so sorry for the loss of Noel. Jenna is his daughter and has been my best friend for over 20 years now. We met when we were 15 so I have many memories of Mr. Messerole, or as he sometimes would call himself, Papa Bear. He was so funny and treated me like one of his own kids since I practically lived at their house! I will never forget how highly Jenna spoke of her dad, she loves him so much and was so proud to call him her dad. When he moved to Virginia me and Jenna learned to navigate I-95 to make it to see her dad and spend time with him on the weekends. It was always the same when we got there...he'd take us grocery shopping and tell us to get whatever we wanted, and being teenagers that was music to our ears, haha! We would rent movies and he would take us to the mall there, listening to a hot new artist called Nelly he discovered (haha Jenna)! There are so many more things I could say but then I'd be writing a book! Noel Messerole was an awesome man, and he left many people in his life some amazing memories of good times. Hold those times close to your heart, I know it hurts and always will...but know that he is with God now and is no longer in pain, no more suffering where he is now. Lots of love always- V-dawg (my nickname from Mr. Messerole)”
- Vivian Rivera
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 9:59 AM
“Sending many prayers to the family and May God embrace each of you during this difficult time.”
- Edith Ramos
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 9:59 AM
“With our deepest sympathy to the Messerole family,with Prayers&warm thoughts.”
- Gary&Cheryle Wilson
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 9:59 AM
“I am very sorry for the loss of your husband Tatiana. I pray that Renee and you find peace and comfort in these grieving times. May Noel's soul rest in peace in Heaven and the memories of all your good moments with him keep him alive in your hearts.”
- Edgar Zambrano
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 9:59 AM
“Sending prayers for the family. Even tho I never met Noel, I learned a lot about him from Joel, Dawn and Frankie Lou. Frankie truely enjoyed "playing" with him.”
- Judith A Gross
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 11:09 AM
“Rest Easy, Noel!!
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 11:09 AM
“sry for your loss sending prayers and good vibes your way.”
- penny Turley
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 11:09 AM
“Noel was one of the most straight up and funniest guys I knew. So sorry for your loss. ”
- Glenn Peoples
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 11:09 AM
“So very sorry to hear of Noel’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the Messerole family. ”
- Steve and Patty Kohn
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 11:09 AM
“My heartfelt condolences.”
- Ken Wilson
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 11:09 AM
“Sending many prayers to the family! May God embrace each of you during this difficult time! Much love to the family”
- Sheila Welch
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 11:09 AM
“Noel I hope I get to see you again one day. You were so good to my children and family I could never begin to thank you enough”
- George Thackeray
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